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Cancer risk ‘even from light drinking’

Source: BBC By Michelle Roberts; Health editor, BBC News online Even light and moderate drinking – up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men…

Darwin not first to discover heterostyly in plants: study

Documents dating back to the 16th century show that naturalist Charles Darwin was not the first to discover the existence of heterostyly – floral forms that differ in male and…

The Mystery of Neanderthals Massive Eyes

Source: BBC Presented by Melissa Hogenboom Our extinct cousins had eyes much larger than ours. Were these giant peepers the reason for the Neanderthals’ demise, or the secret of their…

Are night shifts killing me?

Source: BBC There have been a steady stream of studies over recent years that suggests long-term night-working is extremely bad for your health. It’s a sobering thought for those who…

Pancreatic cancer blood test breakthrough

Source: BBC By James Gallagher; Health editor, BBC News website Scientists believe they are close to a blood test for pancreatic cancer – one of the hardest tumours to detect and…

Barack Obama interviews Sir David Attenborough at the White House

Source: BBC 25 June 2015 Last updated at 22:46 BST The distinguished broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, has been on a visit to the White House at the personal…

6th mass extinction already here as species disappear 100 times faster – study

  The world is on the brink of its sixth mass extinction, as animals are disappearing 100 times faster than previously, scientists warned in a new report. They also say…

Medical Benefits of Fasting

……………………… Scientists say that the ratio of sugar in the blood begins at 80-110 mg/100 cc, which is the normal ratio of sugar in the blood. But after fasting for…

Nuts ‘protect against early death’

Source: BBC Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, a Dutch study suggests. Previous studies had already indicated a link with…

Ancient jawbones put new species on the human family tree, researchers say

By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN Updated 12:29 PM ET, Thu May 28, 2015 (CNN) Meet Australopithecus deyiremeda, a newly discovered species of hominin that sheds light on our earliest ancestors, scientists say.…

Challenging Bobby Jindal to Debate Evidence for Evolution

A Creationist Campaign: Louisiana students are suffering for Bobby Jindal’s presidential ambitions. Source: Slate By Zack Kopplin When Pastor Louis Husser spoke to the Louisiana House Education Committee in 2008…

Epidemic in Russia: Fighting HIV where no-one admits it’s a problem

Source: BBC The phrase “Aids epidemic” awakens distant memories in most of Europe, Australia or the Americas, where infection rates have generally been in decline for years. But as former…

Jennifer Doudna, a Pioneer Who Helped Simplify Genome Editing

Source: NY Times BERKELEY, Calif. — As a child in Hilo, one of the less touristy parts of Hawaii, Jennifer A. Doudna felt out of place. She had blond hair…

US ‘will not fund research for modifying embryo DNA’

Source: BBC By James Gallagher; Health editor, BBC News website Modifying the DNA of embryos is a “line that should not be crossed”, a leading figure in US research says. Dr…

Scientists Discover the Secret to Keeping Cells Young

Source: Time By Alice Park @aliceparkny April 30, 2015 Researchers say it may be possible to slow and even reverse aging by keeping DNA more stably packed together in our…

Jordan: Why I Teach Evolution to Muslim Students

Source: Nature Why I Teach Evolution to Muslim Students By Rana Dajani, who is associate professor of molecular biology at Hashemite University in Zarqa, Jordan, and a visiting scholar at the Faraday…

Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with West African virus strain

Source: BBC More than 10,000 people are reported to have died in the current Ebola outbreak Ebola crisis How Ebola changed the world The hunters breaking an Ebola ban on…

Family income affects brain anatomy, test scores – MIT study

Kids in low-income households lag behind their peers from wealthier families when it comes to standardized testing. Their brain anatomy could be a factor, with the research exposing a “cost…

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